Kim Komando, America’s Digital Goddess®, is one of America’s most successful radio hosts and web entrepreneurs, and she’s a trusted guide to millions through the thickets of today’s digital lifestyle.
The Kim Komando Show, a three-hour call-in weekly radio show on technology, and Komando’s daily Consumer Tech Update news reports are heard on hundreds of radio stations across the country and hundreds more around the world. Her busy website, daily newsletters, numerous eBooks, and weekly “USA Today” column reach millions of others.
The Kim Komando Show radio broadcast is carried more than 400 stations around the globe with an estimated reach of 6.5 million listeners. The Kim Komando Show also airs as a one-hour television program every Saturday on Bloomberg Television Network.
It’s not about techies and computer-troubleshooting anymore. It’s now about a lifestyle – the lifestyle of a digital age.—Kim Komando
Komando has worked in the computer industry since the age of 16, and she started her journey by selling Unisys mainframes to corporate clients. In 1992, she followed a hunch that regular consumers were going to need help coping with a looming digital world. She left her corporate job to write and broadcast on digital issues. She began her radio career with a late-night call-in show about computers on Phoenix’s 550 KFYI-AM.
More than 20 years later, The Kim Komando Show is the largest weekend radio show in the country. Her audience also follows her writing on Komando.com, which covers everything from how to buy a smartphone, tablet or TV to news updates on the latest data theft or spying revelations.
Digital Goddess® Kim Komando is a star in the talk-radio community, as well. She received the Gracie Award for Outstanding Program Host in 2007. In 2009, she was named Talker magazine’s “Woman of the Year.” She was an invited speaker at Fortune‘s 2009 Most Powerful Woman Summit and was even the answer to a question in Trivial Pursuit.
Komando and her husband, Phoenix radio personality Barry Young, built their first studio on a shoestring budget in 1994. Today, they operate their WestStar Radio Network from a 24,000-square-foot multimedia broadcast production and soundstage facility in central Phoenix. This facility houses WestStar’s corporate offices; its broadcast and digital sales teams; its entertainment, video and film operations; and all of the company’s online operations.